This author says: "What I would like to see, however, is a NIE-trained teacher going HEAD to HEAD with a private tutor.......... If you take a paper today and fail, you can kiss your tuition business goodbye."

What happens then to the NIE-trained teacher who instead is the one failing to meet expectations in a written exam? Time to confiscate his/her rice bowl? Fair is fair yes?

Teachers taking national exams together with students